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ERIC Number: EJ1062700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Building Background: What It Takes to Really Make a Lesson Connect with Students
Calderón Pachón, Jennifer Paola; Jiménez Vargas, Milena Patricia
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, v9 p41-52 Nov 2009
Seeking the best pedagogical practices for bilingual higher education and guided by the principles of the sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP), we describe a sub-study of the Sheltered Instruction Research Project (SIRP) which deals with how professors at ÚNICA college in Bogotá, Colombia implement one of the components of the model: "building background" (BB). This SIOP element involves the connection of prior learning and experiences with the new content material instructors teach. Such connections allow for students to gain better understandings by recalling facts and concepts from previously studied topics. The sources of data used to fulfill the purposes of this 30-day sub-study included class observations, a workshop and a questionnaire. The research explores the usage of direct experiences and childhood memories as the most effective means for uniting a topic with student feelings, age, needs, preferences and realities.
Institucion Universitaria Columbo Americana UNCA. Calle 19 # 2A - 49 Second Floor, Bogata, Columbia. Tel: +571-2811777 Ext 1291;; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)